Last month we took Dan's mother out for lunch in Alexandria. As we returned to our car I had to capture this wall mural.
In trying to find an explanation of this mural I came upon this article about the neighborhood in the Washington Post.
Doesn't it look like the horse and jockey are racing the engine?
I found this explanation finally:
The historic Del Ray mural outside of Cheesetique on Mount Vernon Avenue shows imagery of the old Potomac Yard railway linking Alexandria to Washington, D.C. as well as the St. Asaph Racetrack.
There are many more murals in Delray, as I discovered in trying to find the above explanation. Next time we're there I'll have to look for them.
By the way this is where we ate (Screen shot from internet). It was delicious BBQ. I had Dan bookmark it on the GPS.